The table below looks at the statistics for MCSD in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSD over the 3 months to 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 249 238 146
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -92
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 7 27 93
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.10% 0.37% 1.36%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.43% 1.60% 5.93%
Number of salaries quoted 7 23 93
Average salary £45,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+28.57% -6.66%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
MCSD
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West region.

Qualifications Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1644 1692 1568
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 24.23% 23.01% 22.89%
Number of salaries quoted 1267 1292 1327
Average salary £38,350 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.26% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £57,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

MCSD
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCSD across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCSD Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

MCSD
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCSD across the North West region.

MCSD Salary Trend in the North West

MCSD
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCSD across the North West region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

MCSD Salary Histogram in the North West

MCSD
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSD within the North West region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +2 7 £45,000 +12.50%
MCSD
England

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT jobs across the North West region citing MCSD also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MCSD.

1 19 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 19 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (73.68%) SQL
3 13 (68.42%) C#
4 11 (57.89%) SharePoint
5 8 (42.11%) T-SQL
5 8 (42.11%) .NET
5 8 (42.11%) Software Engineering
5 8 (42.11%) SDLC
6 7 (36.84%) MCPD
6 7 (36.84%) WinForms
6 7 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (36.84%) TDD
6 7 (36.84%) WCF
6 7 (36.84%) WPF
6 7 (36.84%) Unit Testing
6 7 (36.84%) MVVM
6 7 (36.84%) SQL Server
6 7 (36.84%) N-Tier
6 7 (36.84%) ITIL
6 7 (36.84%) PRINCE2
6 7 (36.84%) MS Excel
7 6 (31.58%) HP
7 6 (31.58%) EMC
7 6 (31.58%) Citrix
7 6 (31.58%) CCA
7 6 (31.58%) Citrix Certification
7 6 (31.58%) CCEA
7 6 (31.58%) UNIX
7 6 (31.58%) Windows

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT jobs across the North West region citing MCSD also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MCSD. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 11 (57.89%) SharePoint
2 6 (31.58%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
2 6 (31.58%) Office Communications Server
3 5 (26.32%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (5.26%) OpenEdge
4 1 (5.26%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (36.84%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.26%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (31.58%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (36.84%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (10.53%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (57.89%) Architect
2 10 (52.63%) Consultant
3 6 (31.58%) Technical Architect
4 5 (26.32%) Senior Consultant
4 5 (26.32%) SharePoint Architect
4 5 (26.32%) Senior SharePoint Consultant
4 5 (26.32%) Senior Architect
4 5 (26.32%) Software Consultant
4 5 (26.32%) SharePoint Consultant
4 5 (26.32%) Senior SharePoint Architect
5 3 (15.79%) Technical Design Architect
6 2 (10.53%) Software Engineer
7 1 (5.26%) Analyst
7 1 (5.26%) Systems Analyst
7 1 (5.26%) Analyst Programmer
7 1 (5.26%) Programmer
7 1 (5.26%) Systems Analyst Programmer
7 1 (5.26%) Systems Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (42.11%) .NET
2 7 (36.84%) WinForms
2 7 (36.84%) WCF
2 7 (36.84%) WPF
3 3 (15.79%) ASP.NET
4 1 (5.26%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (36.84%) N-Tier
2 1 (5.26%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (31.58%) UNIX
1 6 (31.58%) Windows
1 6 (31.58%) AIX
1 6 (31.58%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) Software Engineering
1 8 (42.11%) SDLC
2 7 (36.84%) Unit Testing
2 7 (36.84%) MVVM
2 7 (36.84%) ITIL
2 7 (36.84%) PRINCE2
2 7 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (36.84%) TDD
3 6 (31.58%) Technical Architecture
3 6 (31.58%) Load Balancing
3 6 (31.58%) Migration
4 1 (5.26%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (73.68%) SQL
2 13 (68.42%) C#
3 8 (42.11%) T-SQL
4 1 (5.26%) VB
4 1 (5.26%) Progress 4GL
4 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 19 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (36.84%) MCPD
3 6 (31.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 6 (31.58%) MCSE
3 6 (31.58%) CCA
3 6 (31.58%) Citrix Certification
3 6 (31.58%) CCEA
3 6 (31.58%) SC Cleared
3 6 (31.58%) Security Cleared
4 1 (5.26%) Degree
System Software
1 6 (31.58%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 19 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (31.58%) HP
2 6 (31.58%) EMC
2 6 (31.58%) Citrix
2 6 (31.58%) VMware
2 6 (31.58%) Oracle
2 6 (31.58%) Cisco
3 1 (5.26%) Capita
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